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+ On June 10, 1714, when a young man makes a crude pass at 14-year-old Anne Brennan on the streets of Charleston, S.C., Brennan beats him so badly that his jaw is broken and he must be hospitalized for months. The quick-tempered girl would later become a notorious pirate who terrorized the Caribbean until being captured in 1720.

+ On June 4, 1919, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification.

+ On June 9, 1943, the Current Tax Payment Act is enacted. While most wartime initiatives were halted shortly after the declaration of peace in 1945, the Tax Payment Act has had enduring impact as it allowed Americans taxpayers to withhold federal income taxes before getting paid their wages or salaries.

+ On June 7, 1955, “The $64,000 Question” debuts on television. The show started with contestants answering a question worth $64, with each subsequent question worth double the amount of the previous one.

+ On June 5, 1993, singer Conway Twitty dies of an aneurysm at age 59 as he is returning to Nashville after a performance in Branson, Mo. During more than 30 years of performing, Twitty scored 35 No. 1 singles on the country charts, more than any other solo artist.

(c) 2007 King Features Synd., Inc.

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